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Galina Espinoza
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The former Editorial Director of Latina magazine and, and a former Senior Editor for People magazine, Galina Espinoza is a Principal at Speaking Latina Consulting, a Contributing Editor for Parade magazine, and an on-air personality.

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Will There Be a Devious Maids Effect?

(3) Comments | Posted June 25, 2013 | 12:48 PM

After weeks of an aggressive media campaign promoting Lifetime's new series Devious Maids, followed by an almost equally aggressive backlash from cultural critics deriding the series' Latina stereotypes, the ratings for the first episode are in . . . and they are just okay. There is nothing to...

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The GOP Finally Accepts It Needs Latinos. So Why Doesn't Hollywood?

(3) Comments | Posted May 30, 2013 | 4:18 PM

After the final votes were counted in the 2012 Presidental race, there was at least one idea on which politicians from across both sides of the aisle could agree:

Latinos decided the election.

Ever since, we've seen and heard much talk about the need for Republicans to woo Hispanic voters...

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The Important Lesson Red Tails Teaches Latinos (and it has nothing to do with World War II)

(13) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 7:12 AM

While participating in a conference last summer, I found myself chatting with Eva Longoria as we waited backstage to take our turns at the podium as guest speakers.

The mood was relaxed--cozy, even, as we sat on overstuffed couches with our feet curled up underneath us. But when I thought...

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Why Do Latinos Self-Hate?

(29) Comments | Posted October 26, 2011 | 7:02 AM

The details may change, but every Latino shares a version of the same story: that moment when another Latino attacked her . . . for not being Latino enough.

For my friend Ali, it happened during her first week at college. She had pledged a sorority, and as she stood...

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Lessons Learned From 15 Years of Jennifer Lopez

(9) Comments | Posted September 12, 2011 | 7:19 AM

In 1996, the first issue of Latina magazine hit newsstands featuring a then-little-
known Jennifer Lopez on the cover.
Fifteen years later, Jennifer Lopez is not only a global superstar, she is also one of the biggest, most bankable brands in show business, with accomplishments that range...

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The Myth Of The Latina Mami

(15) Comments | Posted August 16, 2011 | 9:57 PM

Hardly a day goes by where I don't get an email in my inbox announcing some new program aimed at Latina mamis. There are marketing events and ad campaigns, social networks and blog networks, websites and newsletters, all seeming to have made the same assumption: if you are Latina, you...

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